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Austin, John

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Hinesburg, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/9/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. F, 9th VT INF, dsrtd 12/20/62, rtnd 2/7/63, m/o 6/13/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1837, Hinesburg, VT
Death: 11/01/1936

Burial: Village Cemetery, Pittsfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 70129538

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/14/1887, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Village Cemetery, Pittsfield, VT

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Obituary

JOHN AUSTIN

RANDOLPH, Nov. 1. - News was received here this afternoon of the sudden death of John Austin, 89, Civil war veteran, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. E. Bowman in Springfield, Mass., where he made his home.

Mr. Austin was a frequent visitor here at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. F. Wilson Day and spent the greater part of the summer months in Pittsfield. John Austin was born in Hinesburg, January 20, 1847. He was the last surviving member of Rochester post, G.A.R.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Ranney and Mrs. H.E. Bowman of Springfield, Mass., and Mrs. Raymond Smith of Rahway, N.J.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Methodist church in Pittsfield of which he was a member for over 50 years. It is expected Rev. Robert Hazeltine of Waterbury, a former pastor in Pittsfield, will officiate.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, November 2, 1936
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.